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Mambo Salsa Dance Articles and Dance Tips, for good social dancing

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Mambo Salsa Dance Articles and Dance Tips, for good social dancing

I started going to drop-in dance classes to meet people and improve on the masculine traits I was lacking. I heard it was a good way to learn how to lead and be more assertive, which I lacked as a typical nice guy. But man, I learned so much more. Fast forward a...

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I started going to drop-in dance classes to meet people and improve on the masculine traits I was lacking. I heard it was a good way to learn how to lead and be more assertive, which I lacked as a typical nice guy. But man, I learned so much more. Fast forward a...

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Can Salsa Dancing change your life? The answer is Yes, Salsa dancing can change your life. By: Tony Duarte We did a survey and asked a lot of our clients if their life have changed in anyway since the day they started to take dance classes and dancing salsa, and this...

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Can Salsa Dancing change your life? The answer is Yes, Salsa dancing can change your life. By: Tony Duarte We did a survey and asked a lot of our clients if their life have changed in anyway since the day they started to take dance classes and dancing salsa, and this...

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BRIEF HISTORY OF DANCES,  LATIN SOCIAL DANCES, AND BALLROOM DANCES A look at the origin of Salsa By: Jaime Andrés Pretell It is not only Cuban; nevertheless we must give credit to Cuba for the origin and ancestry of creation. It is here where Contra-Danze (Country...

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BRIEF HISTORY OF DANCES,  LATIN SOCIAL DANCES, AND BALLROOM DANCES A look at the origin of Salsa By: Jaime Andrés Pretell It is not only Cuban; nevertheless we must give credit to Cuba for the origin and ancestry of creation. It is here where Contra-Danze (Country...

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Etiquettes of dancing DANCE ETIQUETTE: Dancing is a very active and at times an intimate social setting and you will need to have some good social graces to get along when you play with others as well as some understanding of others who don't play well. Most people...

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Etiquettes of dancing DANCE ETIQUETTE: Dancing is a very active and at times an intimate social setting and you will need to have some good social graces to get along when you play with others as well as some understanding of others who don't play well. Most people...

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How to Spin Properly Spinning takes training, time, education, mental determination, and LOTS of practice. When you spin you must have the following: 1) Have and Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude 2) Whip upper body, starting with your shoulders around as fast as...

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How to Spin Properly Spinning takes training, time, education, mental determination, and LOTS of practice. When you spin you must have the following: 1) Have and Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude 2) Whip upper body, starting with your shoulders around as fast as...

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Are injuries part of salsa dancing ? Injuries can happen, they can happen to anyone of us while dancing or rehearsing any pattern or movement, but they can be prevented. If you are dancing already or you just started to dance Salsa or any other social or competition...

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Are injuries part of salsa dancing ? Injuries can happen, they can happen to anyone of us while dancing or rehearsing any pattern or movement, but they can be prevented. If you are dancing already or you just started to dance Salsa or any other social or competition...

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Mental training skills to improve practicing and performance for dancing Mental-Training Skills: Improve Practicing And Performance The music starts. Donny & Dinah walk onto the floor for their wedding waltz. All eyes are watching. Suddenly, he can't remember the...

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Mental training skills to improve practicing and performance for dancing Mental-Training Skills: Improve Practicing And Performance The music starts. Donny & Dinah walk onto the floor for their wedding waltz. All eyes are watching. Suddenly, he can't remember the...

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Secrets reveal on how to become a great Salsa dancerWhether you are already dancing salsa or you are learning to dance salsa, these tips will help you become a better or a great Salsa Dancer, the best that you can be. Whether you dance salsa on 1, "break on 1", on the...

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Secrets reveal on how to become a great Salsa dancerWhether you are already dancing salsa or you are learning to dance salsa, these tips will help you become a better or a great Salsa Dancer, the best that you can be. Whether you dance salsa on 1, "break on 1", on the...

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Eye Contact and Sense of Touch when you are dancing A MUST WHEN PARTNER DANCING Talk about bad habits. If you always, or you have the tendency to keep your head down when you dance, or you look at other things instead of your partner, than you have a bad habit, and...

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Eye Contact and Sense of Touch when you are dancing A MUST WHEN PARTNER DANCING Talk about bad habits. If you always, or you have the tendency to keep your head down when you dance, or you look at other things instead of your partner, than you have a bad habit, and...

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Don't Give Up the joy of dancing Learning to dance takes time and work for most of us, and it includes some evenings when you feel you'll never improve and when almost no one will dance with you. But if you keep learning, by taking classes or privates, drilling the...

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Don't Give Up the joy of dancing Learning to dance takes time and work for most of us, and it includes some evenings when you feel you'll never improve and when almost no one will dance with you. But if you keep learning, by taking classes or privates, drilling the...

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Definition Of Dancing Salsa on "2" "Breaking On 2" -  The New York club style salsa "Breaking on 2" is taught to be step on 1,2,3,5,6,7 and it is sometimes referred or called "Eddie Torres Style".  While a few other dancers may step differently, while still calling it...

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Definition Of Dancing Salsa on "2" "Breaking On 2" -  The New York club style salsa "Breaking on 2" is taught to be step on 1,2,3,5,6,7 and it is sometimes referred or called "Eddie Torres Style".  While a few other dancers may step differently, while still calling it...

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Definition Of The Down Beats Or Chord Beats THE DOWN BEATS OR CHORD BEATS The downbeats are the strongest beat of any phrase of music, not including the waltz. The downbeats are beats: 1, 3, 5, 7. It is important to note that New York "On 2" salsa/mambo dancers...

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Definition Of The Down Beats Or Chord Beats THE DOWN BEATS OR CHORD BEATS The downbeats are the strongest beat of any phrase of music, not including the waltz. The downbeats are beats: 1, 3, 5, 7. It is important to note that New York "On 2" salsa/mambo dancers...

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Choose to Smile: This article has nothing to do with dancing, but it has a lot to do with life. A friend sent it to me, and I thought of sharing it with all of you. A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock,...

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Choose to Smile: This article has nothing to do with dancing, but it has a lot to do with life. A friend sent it to me, and I thought of sharing it with all of you. A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock,...

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10 Tips to improve your salsa dancing 1. You're your own worst critic... Watch yourself in a mirror or videotape yourself; and see what you like or don't like about your salsa dancing and change it... 2. Whether you're just starting out or been dancing for a while,...

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10 Tips to improve your salsa dancing 1. You're your own worst critic... Watch yourself in a mirror or videotape yourself; and see what you like or don't like about your salsa dancing and change it... 2. Whether you're just starting out or been dancing for a while,...

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The Facts on Benefits of Dancing 1. Forever Young. Dancing is tremendously beneficial in keeping us young. It retards the aging process immensely. It benefits our heart, cardiovascular system and increases our lung capacity. Fact: The muscle exertion and breathing...

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The Facts on Benefits of Dancing 1. Forever Young. Dancing is tremendously beneficial in keeping us young. It retards the aging process immensely. It benefits our heart, cardiovascular system and increases our lung capacity. Fact: The muscle exertion and breathing...

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Benefits of Dancing Salsa Mambo Salsa Mambo dancing is an ideal way of exercise for your cardiovascular system. It is recommended to be a workout that is beneficial in many ways. It contributes to good posture and body alignment. In addition, it increases your...

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Benefits of Dancing Salsa Mambo Salsa Mambo dancing is an ideal way of exercise for your cardiovascular system. It is recommended to be a workout that is beneficial in many ways. It contributes to good posture and body alignment. In addition, it increases your...

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THE ART OF DANCING THE ART OF DANCING Stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building or architecture is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they unite. Dancing is the...

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THE ART OF DANCING THE ART OF DANCING Stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building or architecture is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they unite. Dancing is the...

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The Six levels of Salsa dancing Sitting in a restaurant one day, a student asked me to break down my interpretation of what skills are necessary to be the ultimate salsa dancer.  I broke it down into six levels. LEVEL 1 Beginner level.  Two people are just learning...

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The Six levels of Salsa dancing Sitting in a restaurant one day, a student asked me to break down my interpretation of what skills are necessary to be the ultimate salsa dancer.  I broke it down into six levels. LEVEL 1 Beginner level.  Two people are just learning...

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SEARCHING FOR THE PERFORMER WITHIN YOU, A DANCERS JOURNEY! As you enter the nightclub, you begin to feel the music as it calls you to the dance floor. It captivates you. Your eyes move across the dance floor as the adrenaline in you begins to rise like mercury in a...

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SEARCHING FOR THE PERFORMER WITHIN YOU, A DANCERS JOURNEY! As you enter the nightclub, you begin to feel the music as it calls you to the dance floor. It captivates you. Your eyes move across the dance floor as the adrenaline in you begins to rise like mercury in a...

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How to find a good dance instructor Question: Want to learn how to dance salsa, but do not know where to start or where to go? Or been dancing salsa but want to get better at it? you tried to learn how to dance salsa but could not learn? Is your desire fundamental?...

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How to find a good dance instructor Question: Want to learn how to dance salsa, but do not know where to start or where to go? Or been dancing salsa but want to get better at it? you tried to learn how to dance salsa but could not learn? Is your desire fundamental?...

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"The Lead" Question: What exactly is this "lead" thing anyway? Answer: Well, let’s see. Hmmm…. Lead? The lead is what we as men dance. It is made up of a set of responsibilities that we dance EXCLUSIVELY. Exclusively ladies. The lead starts with the dance...

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"The Lead" Question: What exactly is this "lead" thing anyway? Answer: Well, let’s see. Hmmm…. Lead? The lead is what we as men dance. It is made up of a set of responsibilities that we dance EXCLUSIVELY. Exclusively ladies. The lead starts with the dance...

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Shall WE DANCE? or Tell me why you’re just sitting here and not on the floor dancing? Typical Guy: "I’ve been turned down 3 times in the last ten minutes. Man, these women don’t want to dance"! Ms. Typical Lady: "I’d love to dance, but none of the guys will ask me". I...

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Shall WE DANCE? or Tell me why you’re just sitting here and not on the floor dancing? Typical Guy: "I’ve been turned down 3 times in the last ten minutes. Man, these women don’t want to dance"! Ms. Typical Lady: "I’d love to dance, but none of the guys will ask me". I...

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The Elements Of Salsa Mambo Dancing: All of these elements can be learned Movement and directional steps- the way you step, the length of the step, and the balance you obtain. Timing - salsa/mambo is written in 4/4 timing.  It is important to be in time with the music...

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The Elements Of Salsa Mambo Dancing: All of these elements can be learned Movement and directional steps- the way you step, the length of the step, and the balance you obtain. Timing - salsa/mambo is written in 4/4 timing.  It is important to be in time with the music...

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The Clave Theory: Notice that the clave pattern extends over two bars of the music (a measure) and that there are 5 accentuated beats over eight counts - three beats are accentuated in the first bar and two beats are accentuated in the next bar. This pattern is known...

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The Clave Theory: Notice that the clave pattern extends over two bars of the music (a measure) and that there are 5 accentuated beats over eight counts - three beats are accentuated in the first bar and two beats are accentuated in the next bar. This pattern is known...

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Dancing On 2: Dancing on 2 does not just mean breaking forward on the second beat. It is about how the dancer hears the music. In simple terms, the melody of our music is on 1, but the drumbeat/percussion beat has an accent on 2. When you dance on 2, you are dancing...

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Dancing On 2: Dancing on 2 does not just mean breaking forward on the second beat. It is about how the dancer hears the music. In simple terms, the melody of our music is on 1, but the drumbeat/percussion beat has an accent on 2. When you dance on 2, you are dancing...

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Salsa Therapy Anna Salleh is seduced by the Latin rhythms of salsa dancing. Not only is it sexy, it's great for your body and soul too. Published 8/02/07 Image: Getty Images My friend Sarah and I are at a birthday party when suddenly everyone is asked to gather on the...

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Salsa Therapy Anna Salleh is seduced by the Latin rhythms of salsa dancing. Not only is it sexy, it's great for your body and soul too. Published 8/02/07 Image: Getty Images My friend Sarah and I are at a birthday party when suddenly everyone is asked to gather on the...

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Free Salsa dance lesson steps There are different styles on how to dance salsa but the salsa steps are basically the same no matter which timing you choose to break on. WHAT IS SALSA? In a Nut Shell, here is an Introduction of what SALSA is musically De Izzy Sanabria...

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Free Salsa dance lesson steps There are different styles on how to dance salsa but the salsa steps are basically the same no matter which timing you choose to break on. WHAT IS SALSA? In a Nut Shell, here is an Introduction of what SALSA is musically De Izzy Sanabria...

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Time, Rhythm, and Phrasing: Time: The control of the speed of the action (Webster's New American); The dancer's ability to transfer weight on the correct beat of music for the dance being done;Timing Syncopations requires the Kicks to be on the beat; the steps to be on...

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Time, Rhythm, and Phrasing: Time: The control of the speed of the action (Webster's New American); The dancer's ability to transfer weight on the correct beat of music for the dance being done;Timing Syncopations requires the Kicks to be on the beat; the steps to be on...

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